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Reserve your spot and join us for presentations covering topic areas including our campaign successes, waterways heritage, our canal adoption schemes and more.

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Hire Boat Holidays – will our holidays of the future be a break from the past?

Date: 21st September
Time: 7:30pm
Speakers: Carl Onens, MD ABC Leisure, Karen Wyatt, Director Canal Cruising Company, Sharon Mills, Owner Castle Narrowboats

Three business owners representing three very different hire boat businesses will be joining IWA's Chairman Paul Rodgers for a chat. 2020 has been a year of two halves and nobody expected the boost to business that hire boat companies experienced as soon as lockdown lifted. What does 2021 have in store for our holidays and how is the industry changing?
Join our webinar and ask the questions you would love to have answered. Whether you're a seasoned hire boater or have always dreamed of a holiday afloat but have never got around to it, the airwaves are open for your questions.

Register now for "Hire Boat Holidays – will our holidays of the future be a break from the past?"

The UK’s Heritage Ports and Harbours initiative – including Maldon & Heybridge Heritage Harbour

Date: 23rd September
Time: 7:30pm
Speakers: Brian Corbett, UK Heritage Harbour Initiative & Andrea Raiker, Chair of the Maldon and Heybridge Heritage Harbour Association

The Heritage Harbours and Ports initiative is a new scheme to bring together councils, developers and navigation authorities with local businesses and the boating community to recognise the heritage value of a harbour or port.  Maldon & Heybridge on the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation, a waterway managed by IWA subsidiary Essex Waterways, is heading towards being named as one of the country’s first heritage harbours.

Register now and find out more about this initiative from Brian Corbett (UK Heritage Harbour Initiative) and Andrea Raiker (chair of the Maldon and Heybridge Heritage Harbour Association)

Current Trends in Inland Boatbuilding and What the Future may have in Store

Date: 24th September
Time: 12.30pm
Speaker: Mark Langley

Join us for this presentation by Mark Langley.  Mark is Waterways World’s Technical Editor; with his background in physical sciences and the marine industry he casts a critical eye over boats and equipment, as well as advising boatbuilders and fitters. Mark runs the Crick Boat Show seminar programme covering a wide range of topics including designing, buying and maintaining boats. Mark's own boat is based on the Aire & Calder. He tries to use it as much as possible in-between spending time on other people’s craft!

Register now for "Current Trends in Inland Boatbuilding and What the Future may have in Store"

IWA at 75: Four regional campaigns with national significance

Date: Tuesday 20th October
Time: 7:30pm
Speaker: Audrey Smith OBE

Join us for a presentation by Audrey Smith OBE. Audrey will talk about four ground-breaking campaigns that had widespread benefits for the UK's inland waterways. Featuring the restoration of the Rochdale Canal; saving the Anderton Boat Lift; opening up the Manchester Ship Canal to leisure boats and the creation of the Ribble Link.


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